Goodman A, Fay J, Muench A, Pepe A, Udomprasert P, Wong C. WorldWide Telescope in Research and Education. In: Egret D, Gabriel C ADASS XXI. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific ; 2012. pp. tba. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The WorldWide Telescope computer program, released to researchers
and the public as a free resource in 2008 by Microsoft Research, has changed the way
the ever-growing Universe of online astronomical data is viewed and understood. The
WWT program can be thought of as a scriptable, interactive, richly visual browser of
the multi-wavelength Sky as we see it from Earth, and of the Universe as we would
travel within it. In its web API format, WWT is being used as a service to display professional
research data. In its desktop format, WWT works in concert (thanks to SAMP
and other IVOA standards) with more traditional research applications such as ds9, Aladin
and TOPCAT. The WWT Ambassadors Program (founded in 2009) recruits and
trains astrophysically-literate volunteers (including retirees) who use WWT as a teaching
tool in online, classroom, and informal educational settings. Early quantitative
studies of WWTA indicate that student experiences with WWT enhance science learning
dramatically. Thanks to the wealth of data it can access, and the growing number
of services to which it connects, WWT is now a key linking technology in the Seamless
Astronomy environment we seek to oer researchers, teachers, and students alike.

Alyssa Goodman: Seeing Science: Data Visualization in Modern Research and Teaching, at Paris, France , Wednesday, November 9, 2011:

This talk was delivered at the Harvard Business School's European Research Centre, to the members of the Harvard Club of France, and their guests.

ABSTRACT: Long ago, data visualization was  niche art, practiced only by those deeply committed to the power of visual communication.  Today, though, with the increasing volumes of data available not only to scientists, but to all, there is  rapidly increasing interest--and capability--in the visual exploration and explanation of data.  In this talk, Goodman will bring some of what she teaches Harvard… Read more about Alyssa Goodman: Seeing Science: Data Visualization in Modern Research and Teaching